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For Immediate Release


Pepco's Intern Program Helping to Prepare Workforce of the Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2016) - Pepco's intern program is entering its 46th year of existence this summer with 24 undergraduate/graduate students working full time with our engineering teams in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

The annual program kicks off every summer with a welcome breakfast followed by a power system training course. During their internships, participants visit and learn about electrical infrastructure, training and safety programs, system operations and policies and procedures. 

The interns also visit local foundations in the communities we serve to help them understand the importance of environmental stewardship, sustainability and being a good community partner. The program culminates in formal presentations given by each intern to fellow interns and company leadership on their experiences and learnings.   

"The summer engineering intern program is a great way to introduce our future engineers to the energy industry," said Donna Cooper, Region President. "The program gives future employees a head start when their professional careers begin and valuable on the job experience."

The program is rewarding for employees who get to share their knowledge and experience and also helps provide the Company with renewed talent and future leaders. "I enjoy being exposed to what electrical utility operations are all about, all while being able to network and make connections with people I may be working with  in the future," said Erin Maines, Substation Engineering intern.

The program also supports diversity and inclusion by providing internship opportunities to many female and minority students.  

Brooks Lee, a third-year Environmental Programs and Services intern says, "Having worked at Pepco, I now feel prepared to be a part of the workforce. The experiences, skills learned and relationships formed have helped me grow as a student as well as on an individual level."

Prospective interns currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university can find more information and apply on-line at

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